K2 Sidestash

2013

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
K2
Price: £470.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 135-108-127
Turn radius 25 (181)
Lengths 167, 174, 181, 188
Construction Rocker
Tip and tail plugs
Optional integrated skins
Strengths Fantastic shovel. Effortless in deep conditions
Weaknesses Tip can flap - but hard to fault overall

They say

We say

The rocker on the new Sidestash is drawn back through the shovel, while the tail is kept quite straight to make it drifty and playful in powder. It also comes with tip-and-tail plugs to work with its optional integrated skins. That new shovel immediately makes an impression: it’s very easy to cope with variable deep conditions, and absolutely effortless to pivot, turn and drift. It’s very playful and easy to use for a day out in the backcountry. On the piste the grip levels are surprisingly good, although the tip does flap on hard snow. A great freeride ski that’s fantastic in powder

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
For deep snow, the soft tip and rocker make it a breeze
Lee Townend
Easy to use. Pivots with no effort. Soft flex